As you all know, I love children’s books that are LGBTQ inclusive, and even more – I love sharing great books that are good to share with your families. I recently found a new series that rethinks princesses – The Guardian Princesses.
From their website: The idea of the Guardian Princesses was first conceptualized by Professor Setsu Shigematsu, Associate Professor in the Media and Cultural Studies Department of University of California, Riverside. As an educator and mother, Setsu was concerned with today’s overwhelming princess culture and how it is marketed to children. Her refusal to purchase princess products for her own three-year-old only seemed to enhance their appeal in her daughter’s eyes. Therefore, rather than rejecting this princess culture altogether, she decided to alter the content and social meaning of the princess through Princess Terra, which was written for her daughter’s fifth birthday.
The Guardian Princess Alliance now consists of a diverse group of parents, educators, students, artists and professionals, who are committed to creating better alternatives to the “traditional princess story.”
Why I think re-imagining gender is important to ALL people (especially LGBTQ people): The heart of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and on is really gender shame. Rethinking gender stereotypes helps break down these harmful structures that support keeping LGBTQ people outside of the margins.
Let’s raise a generation of children that support a loving and egalitarian world for all people.
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